An island located at the easternmost point of the Mediterranean whose history dates far back in 7000 B.C. and according to mythology, is the birthplace of the Greek Goddess of love, Aphrodite. Cyprus is considered as the crossroad between Europe, Asia and Africa and because of this geopolitical and geostrategic privileged position it has always been a target of many conquerors since the beginning of its history.
Cyprus is an island of 9251 km² and all major tourist resorts are within easy reach. So the best way to get the most out of your staying in Cyprus is to drive your own car, being able to visit each one place. In other words, rent a car in Cyprus and get ready to enjoy an amazing experience, visit as many places as you can and feel the unparalleled hospitality that the Cypriots offer.
Centrally located in Cyprus, in Mesaoria plain and between the mountains of Kyrenia and Troodos, you will find Nicosia, the largest city and capital of Cyprus. It is the only capital in European Union which remains divided between the Greek-Cypriot and the Turkish occupied area since the Turkish invasion of 1974.
Nevertheless, Nicosia is said to be the cultural heartbeat of Cyprus due to its enormous history and archeological sites such as: Venetian Walls, Cyprus Museum, Centre of Visual Arts and Research, Leventis Municipal Museum and other places including Chrysaliniotissa Quarter, OHI’s Farmers market and Ledra Street. You can also enjoy a taste of the traditional character of the old town of Nicosia by visiting Laiki Yitonia.
Unlike other cities of Cyprus this city is spread over a vast area, so it might take several days to visit the whole place.
Situated on the southern coast in Cyprus, Limassol is the second biggest city on the island. It is particularly famous for the Limassol Medieval Castle which it was built in 1193. Moreover, you would be amazed to see the archaeological sites of Amathus and visit the historical old town streets. Don’t forget to visit the impressive Limassol Marina which combines luxury apartments and villas, nightclubs and restaurants, cafes and bars and of course 650 positions for luxury yachts.
Just near the Limassol Marina you will find the lovely area of Promenade (Molos), that includes mini parks, playground for the kids, a skateboard stage and a few café-bars. Along with the breathtaking beauty of beaches, you would also enjoy multiple water activities offered there. Some of these include paragliding, jet skiing and scuba diving.
If you want to enjoy a rich cultural tour or an intensive night-life, you will have an incredible experience choosing Limassol. The place is worth visiting with your friends and family.
This lovely port city is located on Cyprus’ South coast and it is the third largest city of the county. It is an old city, with a rich history, which was built on the ancient Citium ruins (Kition). The town is mainly famous for the Medieval Castle, Hala Sultan Tekke, Church of Saint Lazarus and Kamares Aqueduct. Along with international airport, a marina and seaport also add to the value of the city. The mesmerizing beauty of beaches leave a soothing and relaxing impact on the mind and the pleasant site appeals to the eyes.
Furthermore, some other major Larnaca attractions are Finikoudes Promenade and Zenobia Wreck which attracts hundreds of diving lovers every year. It would be a great idea to come here and enjoy a traditional tour with your family.
The Mediterranean Island of Cyprus has many beautiful cities which are classified as some of the world’s best travel destinations. Among all these cities, Paphos, on the southwestern coast of Cyprus, holds a place of its own. This position is due to the city’s rich history and culture, which is connected with Greek mythology. The place is said to be the birth place of the Greek Goddess of love, Aphrodite. It has been around since the Neolithic times and therefore has many sites present around the area, which are related to the cult of goddess Aphrodite.
People from all around the word are drawn towards its ancient Odeon, old Fortresses and its mix of Greek Mythology with Christian churches and Roman Mosaics. The old lure of the city along the coast is contrasted by the modern renovations, tumbling shops, cafes and a vibrant nightlife, filled with fado music, Greek lore and cultural festivals of Europe. Tourists flock here from all around the world every year to enjoy the music and cultural festivals and also to tour the ancient heritage sites.
Ayia Napa - Protaras
These cosmopolitan fishing villages, situated in the eastern coast area of Cyprus, are counted among the best travel destinations of the world. They have some of the most beautiful sandy beaches and an amazing coastline. The area itself is rich in history and culture and there are numerous beautiful sites to see such as; Nissi Beach, Cape Greco National Park, Ayii Anargyri Chapel, Makronissos beach, Ayia Napa Monastery, Thalassa Museum and Ayioi Saranta Cave Church.
The friendly people of Ayia Napa will also guide you to the nearby resort area of Protaras, which holds a name of its own it the book of golden beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and a vibrant culture. Protaras is also famous for its eateries, bars, nightlife, chapels and a glorious coastline with unspoiled natural beauty. The best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of these regions is to walk along the coast and through the town or make use of the CyCarHire’s rental cars.